Origin of Hottentot
Examples from the Web for hottentot
Contemporary Examples of hottentot
Displays of malformations were obviously often strikingly offensive, none more so than the “Hottentot Venus.”We’re All Carnies Now: Why We Can’t Quit the Circus
November 27, 2014
She will have to decide now if she will become a Hottentot Venus or an ethnic version of a white ho.What Was Venus Thinking?
May 29, 2010
Historical Examples of hottentot
A Hottentot would not have been guilty of this sort of barbarism.American Notes
There'll be no harm done, for she'd as soon accept a Hottentot as a rich Jew.'Border Ghost Stories
On the south they are confronted with the Hottentot languages.
The Hottentot was one employed at Dale's Kloof, and knew him.
While they were chaffering, in walked a Hottentot, and said, "Will you buy this?"
- plural -tot or -tots a former name for Khoikhoi (def. 1)
- any of the languages of this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
Word Origin for Hottentot
Word Origin and History for hottentot
1670s, from S.African Dutch, said to mean "stammerer," it is from hot en tot "hot and tot," nonsense words imitative of the clicking, jerking Khoisan speech.